Like its name, Smallfry, a partnership between Suzi Hilder and Wayne Ahrens, is a small fish in the big sea of Aussie wine. Exactly the kind of fish we like. Both viticulturists by training, Suzi and Wayne were bitten by the winemaking bug and started Smallfry in 2005, always committed to native yeast ferments, zero to minimal adjustment, old oak, and a soft hand in the cellar allowing the vineyard to speak. Their style is food friendly, European-influenced, and restrained.
Kinda the wine that started it all for Smallfry, channelling some time living in Spain. Early-picked Tempranillo for that sour red cherry and cranberry, along with old bush vine Garnacha, Monastrell, Bastardo and Tinta Amerilia. Soft tannins, meat, spice, red fruits and freshness. Joyous.
Varieties: Tempranillo, Garganega